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in florida. he's now behind by just one point. still way down in ohio. but in virginia, romney's down by just two. with a lot on the line in past debates, romney's done well. >> going up against mitt romney is not a fun thing. he's got the facts. he drills you, stays, tenacious. >> reporter: and sometimes aggressive. >> don't use a term like that. >> reporter: aides admit barack obama in debates can sound like a professorial know it all. >> i understand the broader point that senator clinton has been trying to make over the last several weeks. >> reporter: tonight's format is from 2008, two podiums, moderator jim lehrer, 90 minutes, no breaks. a back-and-forth on domestic issues with possible fireworks. >> i think you're going to see both of them be more aggressive than either of their campaigns have predicted, because the stakes are pretty high. >> reporter: the contest could get even tighter after tonight's clash. but most here in denver agree, this race could be decided by this debate. at the university of denver, i'm steve handelsman, news4. now back to you. >>> you can watch tonight's de
business. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. the average middle class family with children would pay about $2,000 more. it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. >> reporter: on medicare and social security,one agreement. >> neither the president nor are are i are proposing any changes. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare, substantially. >> romney fired back a a major debate moment that the president weakened the economy by his focus on health care. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing rising unploimt and spending energy and passion fighting for obama care. >> we did work on this alongside working on jobs. this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >> a substantial debate. no zingers. i'm steve handles, nbc news, denver. >> as mentioned, we heard a t lo of promises from both can
. >>>. the first presidential debate is in denver on wednesday. president obama and romney hunkered down for practice. americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose. in a abc news washington post poll, out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect the president to win. this is the biggest lead so far when it comes to overall voter expectation. the debate could be a pivotal turning point for romney and his campaign. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you will shake your head saying it's a brand new race. >> mitt romney keeps hammering the president's foreign policy and romney says the current administration has been at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> five things to know before heading out the door on monday morning. two americans died during the weekend in afghanistan and it happened during the fire fight at a u.s. checkpoint. since the beginning of the military operation in the country 11 years ago, 2000 means have been killed. >>> gm drivers the automaker is recalling 40,000 cars and suvs, the problem
down the argument. >> reporter: the president and romney finally went head to head. right out of the gate the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >> governor romney, has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, go toward the wealthy and roll back regulation that we will be better off. i have a different view. >> the president has a view similar to the one he had when he ran four years ago. if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer former. >> reporter: his comments about the 47% have taken a toll on his campaign. even before that leaked video show that americans think he favors the wealthy. tonight he wanted to try to change that perspective. >> the people who are having the hard time right now are middle income americans. under the president's policies they have been buried. they are just being crushed. i will not under any circumstances race taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president said he doesn't have the right answer and romney can't keep his goal of cutting taxes without hurting the middle class. >> now
with an economic show down. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night and what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000 more. >> everything he said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> it is not possible to come up with enough tax cut
. governor romney really engaging with him, engaging with the audience. president obama looking down through a lot of the debate. i actually had this memory of 2008 where remember the first debate with obama and john mccain where mccain did not make eye contact through much of the debate with obama. we talked about that a lot. obama not making eye contact with romney a lot. looking down, surprised by romney's strength. and just monot engaged. >> so he was intense. he leaned in. it was like he had a lot of coffee before the debate. and he just was going after the president. my question for you, joe, is why can't he transfer this to the campaign trail? why wouldn't that work? it was great. >> i think that's what everybody said last night. i think he was very comfortable last night talking about facts, talking about information. i don't think -- >> he wasn't explaining a lot of stuff. >> going to chipotle just hanging out with the kids. i'm dead serious. >> i'm talking about speeches and rallies, and there are things people want to hear. i bet you the americans watching last night are the same
. >> today's news is not an excuse to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: romney has been critical of the white house, failing to get it below 8%. >> unemployment above 8%. >> reporter: today without the benchmark romney found areas to fault the opponent. >> the unemployment rate has come down very, very slowly. the reason it has come down is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have stopped looking for work. >> reporter: also if elected, mitt romney is promising to add 12 million jobs. by the way, the next jobs report comes out the friday before election day. >> all right. tory dunnan, our soldier on the campaign trail. the presidential race just weeks away. >>> arlington, texas. >> we want to head back out to federal hill. people seem more excited, more nervous, a lot of nail biting. >> tell everybody how nervous i am. >> listen. it gives it a texas feeling, doesn't it? it's great. everybody is waiting for this experience. we're living it. everybody that you talked to, there'
-off at the university of denver, both candidates are hunkering down. president obama in vegas. >> governor romney is a good debater. i am just ok. >> mitt romney releasing this op-ed about foreign-policy. >> they're trying to be as real as possible. mitt romney has been wearing a suit and tie. trying to get those answers crisp and appealing. >> the republican nominee trailing the president in a new battleground poll. >> obama has the upper hand, but it is close enough that with a strong performance on wednesday, he could take the lead in the national polls. >> in washington post poll shows the majority of voters think the president will win wednesday's debate even though the race remains tight. >> you have a very close election nationally, obama does have the edge in the key swing states. >> some of the reasons for the disparity. >> there's so much voter bloc and. many people have made up their minds. -- lock-in. many people have made up their minds. >> obama has an 11-point lead in swing states. >> metv is coming to wbal +. the network features a wide range of classic programs for all audiences.
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and mitt romney went head to head. the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >> governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we will be better off. i have got a different view. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he d when ran four years guy. if you will, trickle down government would work. that is not the right answer for america. >> romney's comments about the 47% have take and toll on his campaign even before the leaked video polls showed that americans thought he favored the wealthy over the middle class. tonight he clearly wanted to try and change that perception. >> the people having a hard time right now are middle income americans. under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they are beg crusd. i ll not und a circstances ise tas on middle iome filie >> rorr: the president said his rival doesn't have the right solutions and romney cannot keep hisg taxes and not add together deficit without hurting the middle class. >> now, he is saying that his big bold
bounces. it is already coming back down -- the polls were moving in romney's direction a few days before the debate kind of that natural, kind of movement of polls post convention and this certainly accelerated it. so the jobs numbers probably helped slow the obama fall but now we move into another week people will be talking about biden, and then a couple of more with romney and obama. >> bill: yeah, i was surprised and impressed, i guess that obama proved -- so he didn't have a good night, we all know that, but i thought he bounced back pretty quickly the next day. he has been having a lot of fun with the big bird line. and it showed a lot of resilience, i thought, and as you point out the job numbers came on friday which gave him another little boost, cutting the impact of any romney bounce. >> yeah he has an incredible amount of fire and energy when it is his back up against the wall. >> bill: yeah. >> it's almost like he puts himself in positions like that so that he can get excited about politics again. he obviously didn't want to be on that stage, wednesda
romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> feeling really fall-like overnight. >> 53 degrees in our studios as we look out over the nation's capital. tom kierein with weather and traffic on the ones. >>> around the area, patchy dense fog in the rural areas. watch out for that. quantico, hometown forecast, by 6:00 this morning, it will be in the low 50s there with patchy fog and a few clouds around. by noontime, up into the mid-60s and partly sunny. for the entire region hour by hour, midafternoon ought to hit near 70 degrees with increasing clouds. cloudy mid to late afternoon, back down to the mid-60s by late afternoon. by midnight tonight, here's your evening planner. expect rain to move in. it may cause a delay for the nationals game. that rain likely moving in by 10:00 p.m. could be a few sprinkles moving up from the south by as early as 8:00. certainly by 10:00 to midnight that rain moving in. a look at the rest of the week and the weekend in ten minutes. a look at t
a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. toyota sports brought to you by your dealers.ota >> it really seems like nothing rgiii.ck he tallied 123 passing yards today and a touchdown. his biggest accomplishment might to win lates will the game. check this out -- ouch, that has t to her. they collide in warm up. both were inactive because of this. seems they are ok. late in the first, 3-0 bucs. he fumbles and takes it up, 7-3 skins. they try the same play. e around, here he is. he cruises in the end zone. his fourth rushing td of the season. later, right up the cut -- a 30--- 39-yard t. d he had 113 yards on the day. third quarter, judge freeman throws to jackson. skin's lead 21-13. then it is 21-19. he does work to give the bucs lead.int runs an-- rgiii offense. into field-goal range. everyone was biting their nails about. he already missed three. he barely makes it, but he saves job, most likely. 41-yarder, gets the wi
. we'll talk about that a little bit later, and talk about mitt romney trying to take down big bird, nobody was really in favor of that, i think. our phone number here is 866-55-press 866-557-7377 and, you know, we're talking about how barack obama is being treated. i have one more clip of john sununu that we didn't play in the last segment. not only did he call the president lazy and unattached but he also said the president needs to learn how to be an american. >> men and women all over america who have worked hard to build their businesses from the ground up is how our economy became the enemy of the world. it is the american way, and i wish this president would learn how to be an american. >> jamal: wow. so learn how to be an american. born in hawaii to a kansas mother. raised by his grandmother, his grandfather was a world war ii veteran, and educated in new york and massachusetts, needs to learn how to be an american, an american president. how about that. let's talk first to betty in california. what do you think? >> caller: i think he has been treated
debate, president obama and mitt romney are doing the same thing, they are playing down their own debating skills. they are taughting the other's talents, the latest poll shows a close gap. karen traverse has more from washington. >> reporter: this campaign has been going on for nearly two years. finally, it is debate season for the nominees. the time when americans seem to really start paying attention. president obama is rehearsing with john kerry while mitt romney is squaring off against rob portman. both have challenges and check lifts. is working on shorter answers and trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful and not appear irritated or i am pat. >> they are trying to get him in the mode of being able to answer questions short and to the point. so it is more like his man errisms, style, and the way he comes across. >> reporter: and mitt romney, he has to seem friend li err, after the 47% comments. he needs to show compassion and connect with voters. romney arrived in colorado to continue his
-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> there was a scandal in the world of professional speed skating. a u.s. skater admits he tampered with the skates of a competitor act aing on the orders of his coach. simon cho is a u.s. bronze medalist from vancouver olympics. he tampered with the skates prior to the world short trek championships in poland. the broken skate kept him out of the competition. his coach chun directed him to damage the skate. the coach is currently on leave during the investigation. >>> little girl in california who off aered her entire piggy bank to whoever stole her puppy now has her dog back. a yorky mix stolen from the child's home from san jose on monday. the girl is 10 years old and so very upset about her puppy that she started her own reward fund. firefighters and police chipped in $6,000 to help her. a woman found the dog on wednesday at a store 80 miles away. the girl and the dog were reunited yesterday. the girl and her family t
't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> and now, from washington's leading news station, this is news4 today. >>> looking at the stories making headlines, right now at 5:29, policy issues, not zingers, were the focus of the first presidential debate. >>> a maryland man fighting for his life after police say he was the target of a brutal beating and robbery. >>> and d.c.'s taxi commission is backing away from a plan to charge you more to take a cab to a nats game. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning. good morning to you. >> welcome back to news4 today on this thursday, october 4th. a live look at the nation's capital. we can see the capital dome this morning, a far cry from what we had this time yesterday. a bit of a warm start for a lot of us as well right now. >> that's right. let's check in with tom kierein. >> you guys were at nats park yesterday afternoon. >> yeah, it was a great game. it was pretty steamy. especially for october. >>
is hunkered down with his aides in nevada, romney spent the weekend practicing in boston. both sides looking to play the role of underdog in the debate, downplaying expectations and talking up the opponent, but not chris christie who spoke yesterday on "meet the press" about his confidence on the republican candidate. >> the general public i speak to in new jersey and elsewhere are just beginning to tune in to this race. they will tune in on wednesday night. when they do governor romney will lay out his vision for a better and greater america for greater opportunity for all of our citizens. i think that's when you will see this race start to tighten and then move in governor romney's direction. come thursday morning, the entire narrative of the race will change. >> congressman paul ryan was pressed to explain the republican approach to tax policy during an interview yesterday. >> you're the master of the budget. briefly, let's go through the plan. the obama camp says independent groups say if you cut those tax rates for everybody, 20%, it costs $5 trillion over ten years. true? >> not in the
of the american family. what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. >> the obama campaign issued a response reading in part mitt romney's allies recirculated video of a 2007 event that was open to and extensively covered by the press at the time. if the romney campaign believes americans will accept these desperate attacks it's they who are in for a surprise. mitt romney's campaign denies any involvement with that video. >>> a republican judge in pennsylvania has truck down the state's tough new voter i.d. law a move that can help democrats. it means votes will not have to show a photo i.d. to cast ballots on november 6th. opponents said it would disenfranchise voters. particularly young adults, minorities and the poor. governor corbett supported that law. >> this is what the court has ruled. i'm sure that the supreme court will get an opportunity to review it. >> the court has finally ruled in favor of the voters to allow people to vote the way they've always voted without these totally cumbersome
>> reporter: hi, jim. down in vmi today, mitt romney said particularly in the conflict involving the israelis, the arabs and iran, only with a new president would we get the chance romney says we need to start over. at virginia military institute -- >> it's time to change course in the middle east. our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership, they want more. >> reporter: that goes, said romney, for the muslim world, from libya to syria to iran. he suggested obama policies in libya let al qaeda get strong enough to kill our ambassador. in syria, romney would get the rebels heavy weapons, despite the administration's fear they will end up in the hands of al qaeda. and romney claimed he would be tougher on iran about nuclear weapons. >> this is a dangerous situation. >> reporter: romney said president obama's making it more dangerous by resisting israeli prime minister netanyahu's apparent willingness to attack iranian nuke plants. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more pros pous middle east, along with us. i share this hope. but h
are analyzing every word and phrase. >> we will break down last night's performance. good morning, morark. the general consensus is that mitt romney exceeded expectations and maybe cannot on top. >> i have not heard a single pundit with a straight face try to make the case that president obama won that debate last night. in terms of who dominated, it was mitt romney. he was aggressive and in command of the facts. romney really accomplished, he can not looking like a cross between thurston howell and some sort of evil version of donald trump, somebody who does not care about the poor. he said he was pro-business. he wants to help the entire country and did himself a big favor. >> was his performance good enough to improve his standing in the polls? >> all of these overnight polls say that mitt romney won. did he convince people to vote for him? walter mondale schooled ronald reagan went on to lose. john kerry won all three debates against george bush. it will take a couple more weeks of campaigning and a few more debates to see if the opening means romney is moving up in the polls. >> best
. >> hunkered down in debate camp. president obama is -- we expect limb to be studying intensely. mitt romney last a public event in denver, colorado. then he will go dark until wednesday in colorado. >> reporter: the campaigns have been focused on lowering their debate. mitt romney is talking up the president's victorious record from 2008. president obama's campaign said the president is out of practice compared to romney, referring to the gop primary debates. the one guy who didn't get the memo, new jersey governor chris christie. he hit the sunday morning talk shows, playing up the expectations for mitt romney. >> here's the great news for republicans. we have lap candidate who will do extraordinarily well. he will come am wednesday night, lay out his vision for america, contrast his view and the president's record and this whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: this unfiltered confidence may not make much of a splash. a newark ton post poll shows 55% of likely voters think the president will win this debate. only 31% say it will be romney. new this is a
. bush, ann romney needs to improve that dynamic. >> romney got good news from three battlegrounds. in florida, he is down only by one. . still way behind in ohio peeling -- in florida, he is down only by one. he is still way behind in ohio. in virginia, he is behind by two. >> the idea that i am anti- immigrant is repulse of. do not use a term like that. >> even barack obama can sound like a professorial know what all. >> i understand the broader point senator cohen has been trying to make for the last several weeks. >> 90 minutes, no breaks, a back and forth on domestic issues with possible fireworks. >> i think you'll see both of them be more aggressive than either of their campaigns have predicted, because the stakes are pretty high. >> the contest could get tighter after tonight's clash. but most here in virginia -- in denver agreed that this could be decided to 9. wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can follow live debate up its in our commitment 2012 app. can also watch the debate beginning here at 9:00. hastonight, the i'team uncovered new details in the death of a man in police custod
, this is the day the president got elected. >> the president who spoke before romney saw that charge coming. >> today's news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it is a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> there was more. the former ceo of general electric took to torture and in the airways suggesting the obama campaign cooked the numbers. >> i do not know what the right number is. these numbers do not smell right when you think about where the economy is right now. >> many experts laptop the charge but the labor secretary was not laughing. >> i am insulted when i hear that. it is ludicrous to hear that kind of statement. >> here is robert portman who plays president obama in debate operations. we will be doing this on saturday before running hold two events in florida. abc news, orlando. >> a sudden standstill in chinatown last night. they're capturing this video. at least 20 demonstrators chanting a disparaging remarks about the obama and romney campaign. >> tonight, there will be another much anticipated public deb
. a line was drawn with president obama and mitt romney on the economy. >> are we going to double down on the topdown economic policies that helped to get us into this mess or do we embrace a new economic patriotism that says america does best when the middle class does best? >> under the president's policies middle income americans haveburied. they have been crushed. middle income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. >> reporter: on health care -- >> i don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spent his energy and passion for two years fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> reporter: in the role of government -- >> the federal government has the capacity to help open up opportunitand create ladders of opportunity and to create ameworks where the american people can succeed. >> reporter: the 90 minute debate moderated by jim layer was the first opportunity for the candidates to g
in the media are will have theo zinger. governor romney is a good debater. >> president obama and mitt down fornkering e practice. latest polls show americans debate and the election are the presidents to .ose 63% of registered voters expect obama to win the election. that is his biggest lead so far comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters, the race is much closer, leading romney points.two that's why the debates could be turning point that campaign is hoping for. republican governor chris predicted romney could after a strong showing at wednesday's debate. >> i have confidence that we be shaking our heads saying it's a brand new rates. >> president obama is holding prep in nevada, working his answers short and concise. >> this is the man who killed laden, and the pastor relax. run it keeps hammering president obama's foreign policy. for a new strategy the middle east, saying the obama administration has been at rather than events them.ng -- shaping them. >> after three months almost, u.s. supreme court returned to work today. u.s. supreme court returned to work today. davi
and mitt romney are locked in a close contest. we are in washington with what is at stake. >> with the clock ticking toward the first face-off at the university of denver, both candidates are hunkering down. president obama and the presidentprep mill in vegas -- in debate prep mode in the. a weekend visit to church with mitt romney and a practice session with this debate team. >> there tried to be as real as possible. he has been wearing a suit and tie. the are trying to get those answers crisp and appealing. >> he covers the mitt romney campaign for politico, which shows him trailing for the president. >> president obama has the upper hand but it is close enough that with a strong performance in denver, mitt romney could take the lead in the national polls. >> a washington post poll of the majority of voters think the president will win wednesday's debate. >> well you have a very close election nationally, president obama does have the edge in the key swing states. >> some of the reasons were spent for the disparity. >> there is a much broader lock in.'majority of voters
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. is the reason governor romney is keeping all of these plants is because they are too good? s governor isnce a e in and lay down a legislation and say it the highway, i do not get a lot done. >> not a lot of love lost between these two men tonight. anxious before the next day. get through this in 90 minutes before getting a new argument. democrats are counting to say not provide specifics. republicans say because he and tookthe president on directly, this is a new race. we will continue to watch it. jimhe spinning the second le said goodnight. supporters of the president came out. democrats and women's rights were at this watch party in falls church. >> new at 11:00, social media connected to facebook and other avenues as thousands shared their thoughts on the .anada -- candidates' a poll to see if you thought or dodging anning question. of them on the bottom of the screen. reaction whenve goingent obama referenced the tax rate under president clinton. romney received kudos after saying america will never budget if the cup -- not stopuntry does recklessly. boater said president obama was bidding
to try to talk down the economy. just to try to score a few political points. >> mitt romney argued that the numbers disguised the fact that people have actually stopped looking for work. this morning, he campaigned in southwest virginia before going to florida where he criticized the president for failing to get specific on job growth. >> he's got a chance to explain his jobs program. did you hear what he had to say? i didn't either. [ laughter ] i heard more of the same. >> mitt romney will spend more of the next three days in florida. >> well, now we know the washington nationals finally got some answers tonight. they finally know where they're going and whole they'll face in the playoffs. carol? >> reporter: hey, doreen, the first post-season for washington, d.c. in 79 years will be in sant lewis. the cardinals had to win in atlanta tonight. taken to turner field. braves fans showing some love for chipper jones. top 6, cards up 3-2. holiday unloads this pitch. makes it a solo shot to left. cardinals win the first-ever kield card game 6-p. they break out the champagne. their cele
lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approvthis message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ ♪ >> a return to summer time for one day only. >> tomorrow. here is the visibility right now. is down to half a mile in the valley. it will slow things down. showers coming in. tomorrow, temperatures into the mid 80's tomorrow. >> all right. [laughter] president obama: during the last weeks of this campaign... there will be debates, speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you, in your living room or... around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say. when i took office, we were losing nearleight hud.red... thousand jobs a month, and were mired in iraq. today, i believe that as a nation we are... moving forward again. but we have much more to do to get folks back to work and... make the middle class secure again. now, governor romney believes that with even bigger... cux cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations... on wall street, all of us will prosper. in other words, he'
? >> reporter: kelly, this is a big moment. we know president obama and mitt romney have done their walkthroughs. now they're in the hotel getting ready. now we're down to the wire. here are a few things to keep in mind. first, how will the candidates stack up on the economy. it's a huge focus for tonight's debate and a major issue on the minds of voters. the president will argue his policies are working. mitt romney will point to his business experience. >> we can create a million new manufacturing jobs. >> reporter: can they accomplish their goals. the president needs to point to achievements and lay out a clear vision for what he would do with a second. for mitt romney he needs to appear presidential. voters need to look at him and say i can see you in commander in chief. >> the president's policies do not work. he doesn't get that. he doesn't understand that. >> reporter: equally important is handling what happens after. that's when both campaigns go into spin mode. vice-president joe biden will be speaking via video but, kelly, also team romney has people in place. they will be responding r
hailing friday's unemployment numbers. governor romney on a roll after wednesday's debate. and with just 30 days until election day some polls show the race tightening. coming up, we'll break it all down for you. >>> a new trend in an increasing number of companies pea touring overweight people in their ads. is this a new age in advertising? we'll talk about it. >>> then, this is a crazy story, listen to this, a south carolina man comes home from vacation to find things in his house just as he left them. great, no problem. but hold on. when his kids go on facebook they see something familiar, their house, with other teenagers having a wild party right there in their home. coming up, why these teens could be in big trouble all because they overshared online. >> a little risky business. >>> a bit later i'll catch up with the director and the cast of the "princess bride." it was released 25 years ago. hard to believe. didn't make a big splash at the time certainly at the box office but since then it's become so somewhat of a cult classic. its lines are often quoted. the robin wright film an
christie before the event said mitt romney was going to turn the campaign upside down. in all honesty, i think he did. he revitalized a campaign in some ways his staff was writing off the candidate, and the best data is the impercale data in some of the background states, i heard one today in florida, he's running even and narrowing the lead -- >> he's campaigning in florida now, right? >> he is. he drew a big crowd. >> the biggest of his campaign so >> he haven't drawn crowds anywhere near that. crowds are indicative of your support. >> president obama buoyed by the job numbers that came out, below 8% the first time since he took office. how big is this? >> the democrats feel it's a psychological lift for the campaign, and obama's economic advisors said if you go below 8%, although it's not great, at least the trend is trending downwards, rather than being at 10%. if you believe jack welch, the former ceo of general electric, he said the chicago guys would do anything, accusing them of tampering with the numbers. the obama bipartisans feel this was a bare yes they needed to break, the 8
presidential debates. the campaign trail is quiet today as each campaign honkers down to study in the final hours. the president is in nevada sparring with massachusetts senator john kerry, playing the role of mitt romney. >> it's not so much winning or losing or the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about somethingigger than that. >> reporter: romney meanwhile is in denver. ohio senator rob port man is doing his best obama impersonation. it has the president beating nationally by three points within the margin of error. despite a rough couple of weeks, however, romney is well within striking distance. right here on the stage, for the first time the two candidates will go face to face. it will focus on domestic policy, things like healthcare and the economy. that's where mitt romney sees his opening. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of to us describe the path way forward. >> reporter: the public is basically split on who they think can do a better job, president obama with a one-point edge at the moment. a praise which hasn't had huge swings, everything can chang
is tickiig down to the first presidential pebate... between president obama and mitt romney. getting ready to go head-to-head foo the first time on wednesday.over the weekend... the president headed to lassvegas for a campaign event... while romney pttended church in massachusetts.the two will face off in denver... wednesday ight. guns that once belonggddto gangsters bonnie and clyde... hit the auction block. aan pistol found on the couple - thheday police ambushed and killed them in 1934... were hundred-thousand-dollars.thh duo was wanted for kidnappiig, auto theft, robbery and 133 murders nationwwde. 3&former california gooernor arnold schwarrenegger's autobiography, "total recall," hits bookshelves today. ahead of its release... he opened up about the highs and lows of his life... in an nterview interview... he talked about his history of affaiis... including one with his maid that resuutee in son. pis that the only affair?) no. i had others. but i meen, it's something that's obviously betwwen maria and me. (she knew?) yeah. (so it's a recurring issue with you?) i'm not perfect. (ke
,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> new this morning, d.c. police chief may be asked to testify in a lawsuit stemming from a protest 10 years ago. some demonstrators clashed with officers outside the meeting of the international monetary fund and world bank in 2002. police took more than 600 people into custody, several george washington university students arrested have pending lawsuits. the judge in the case may call them in to testify about claims that d.c. police tampered with electronic evidence. >>> the obama administration wants a maryland man jailed in cuba for nearly three years to see his personal physician. alan gross was convicted of spying after distributing internet equipment to cuba's jewish community and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. gross has developed a tumor and could you be an doctors maintain it is benign but american doctors who reviewed his records sent by cuba say they can for the rule out cancer and he needs to
of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> in hong kong, more than 30 people are dead and dozens more injured following a boating accident. a boat carrying 121 utility workers to celebrate china's national day collided with a ferry last night. officials say the boat sank shortly after. the rescuers are still working to recover more bodies this morning. >> north korea is warning that u.s. policy is hostile an is pushing the korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war. the north korean foreign minister blasted the united states in a speech to the u.n. yesterday. he also said his country's nuclear program is a deterrent to all-out war. no comment yet from the white house. >>> police are hoping for new clues today in a decades-old mystery. scientists at michigan state university are expected to release the results of tests on soil samples from the ground beneath a driveway in a residential neighborhood. they are trying to determine whe
giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> i was a monster. i mean, if you look up the definition, i mean, that's what a monster is. >> ten years later, surprise reflections from one of the beltway snipers. the message he has for the victims, for the families of his victims. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm angie goff, in for eun yang this morning. it is a foggy start to the work week. some of you might actually hit some on your way to school or work this morning. >> meteorologist tom kierein is out on the weather deck with a look the this morning. >>> the fog is not everywhere. we have fog mainly patchy and mostly in rural areas. there is more widespread, denser fog farther west from this view here in northern montgomery county out in the shenandoah valley and many of the mountain regions, especially in the deeper valleys, there's really dense fog. watch out for that this
with the news app package. all available for you hour by hour weather down to the zip code. check it out. >> thank you. now to the candidates, according to viewers surveys, romney won last night's debate and he won big. cnn survey said 67% of viewers gave him the edge after his first meeting. will that translate into more votes on election day? we have more on what we are hearing the campaign trail today. i'm sure this is what ever is talking about. >> reporter: it is. they -- interesting thing. will it impact the election? couple of ways to break it down. one to look at historicly. that's what gollup did, taking a look at the last other years of debates, they found two impacted the election. in 1960 with nixon and kennedy and in 2000 with bush and gore. the other thing, is to look at what happened today when romney saw the story line shift in his direction. the republican nominee couldn't resist another stop in denver. he surprised colorado's action committee by joining his sons on stage and talking of feeling the energy. >> i said the president's vision has trickle down government an
and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> president obama landed in los angeles about an hour ago. he's there to raise big money from celebrity supporters. he will speak at a con skert at the nokia theater where bon jovi, stevie wonder, and katy perry perform. tonight he'll speak at a $25,000 per person fund-raising dinner. that's $25,000 a person. the obama campaign is looking to build on his record-breaking month. the campaign raised $181 million in september. >>> mitt romney wrapping up a three-day campaign swing through florida where he spoke to a crowd of 12,000 today in port st. lucie. romney talked about last week's debate and said the president struggled because he can't defend his record. he's already seeing a bounce from his debate performance. a new rasmussen poll shows romney leading president obama by two machine points in that battleground state. >>> a wedding celebration takes a violent turn. a massive brawl brok
out with last night and this morning, mitt romney's only trailing by three points nationally. that's down from a five-point margin a couple weeks ago. he's 9/11 florieven in florida,. he still trails in ohio by five points. that's a big problem. he needs to win the state of ohio. that just shows he has an opportunity tonight. three other big economic issues they're going to be talking about, first of all, on taxes. mitt romney hasosed a 20% across the board rate cut for individuals, but he hasn't specified how he's going to pay for that without increasing the deficit or increasing the burden on middle and low-income workers. president obama will press him on that. by the same token, p obama says he wants to cut the corporate rate from 35 to 28. he hasn't specified how he's going to pay for that. on jobs, you can expect to hear mitt romney talk about on net since january 2009 when barack obama took office, hardly any jobs created. barack obama will talk about a time line beginning in early 2010. since then, 4 million private sector jobs have been created. finally, medicare, the big
russert would say, it comes down to one state for the romney campaign -- ohio, ohio, ohio. >> now, afghanistan is always in our thoughts. but last week, there was a special incredibly disturbing milestone. the total number of u.s. military deaths in the war eclipsed the 2,000 mark. and tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of the war in afghanistan. 11 years. >> wow. the greatest disappointment for us and certainly for a lot of americans whose sons or daughters are serving in afghanistan is the fact that these candidates don't talk about afghanistan. it's a waste of american blood. it's a waste of american money. and the question is why aren't the politicians talking about it this year? >> i'll be looking for clarity from both presidential candidates during the debate on foreign policy. looking ahead to next week, though, we're expected for the vice presidential debates' candidates on thursday. joe biden versus paul ryan. who do you think is going to do well? >> i love them both. i know them both very well. they're both good blue collar catholics. but it's going to be ryan. no doubt
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